[Python-Dev] Attribute strings?
Guido van Rossum
guido at python.org
Sun Aug 8 23:04:11 CEST 2004
> Has anyone suggested the following?
> Create a new kind of string, _not_ a docstring, to hold annotations, etc.
> """@annotate whatever""" or even ""@" whatever"""
The first is a valid string literal now, and thus gets the same fate
as [decorators] -- lots of people get very uncomfortable at the
ambiguity of assigning a new meaning to something that was legal
syntax before (even if it was meaningless).
The second is not a valid string literal now -- doesn't that cause the
same problems for Leo as @decorators?
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)
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